More of Trepak (it appears that Sugar Plum and Trepak win for most popular. This is the Korean Brass Choir … and get a load of the choreography!
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Finally … found an oboe one!
I Saw Three Ships
David Weiss on bass oboe!
The Russian Dance altered just a small bit. Yee haw!
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
I’d never heard of the ciaramella before. Every culture … every country … seems to have a double reed that’s somewhat like an oboe, don’t they? I should start a series on double reeds from other countries at some point. Maybe.
Here’s a complete rendition of “Tu scendi dalle stelle”
The Nutcracker search continues …
… I have three more performances. So far my reeds are holding out, but just barely. I just can’t see bringing anything new into the mix; it’s so tiring on the mouth when starting up something new. So these guys are gonna have to hang in there. (Pretty please, reeds?!)
Meanwhile, I’m looking for unusual renditions of selections from the Nutcracker. So here’s one for you! (I know my Nutcracker colleagues will ignore most of these posts, but others of you might enjoy them!)
Francis Poulenc: O magnum mysterium
Robert Shaw Festival Singers; Robert Shaw, Cond.